5 Oct. 1918
Up town though it was cloudy and wet. Bought a few things. In the afternoon rested and after tea a walk towards the Brisbane house discovering ancient families, land tenure in Scotland and how these aristocrats had retarded the progress of the country. It was a pretty walk but it was raining.
For supper a lovely apple dumpling was the crisis of the meal. Again around the fire and some music by Miss McIntyre which I greatly enjoyed. She no doubt knows a great deal about music but there has been music I have enjoyed more. The gracious way in which the old lady thanked her daughter and laughed and talked was most enjoyable. I am inclined to love the lot of them with all their faults. This cheerful hearth and beautiful room will stay with me many a day. The wind howls and it is as dark and wild as any Scotch poet ever told you about. Clouds were rolling over the head of __? __ and up the glen where Brisbane house is situated.